Entomologist Diana Six is focused on the beetle infestation that is wiping out conifer forests in western North America. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, she explains why the key to combating this climate-related scourge is deciphering the trees’ genetic ability to adapt.read more
Check out Cal Fire’s Special Report: “The Bark Beetle Epidemic and How you Can Protect your Trees”read more
Post fire resources for those affected by the Butte Fire are available from many agencies and organizations. Below are just a few places to begin.read more
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Rebuilding following a fire is a slow process, according to a national study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Only a quarter of homes are replaced within the first five years after a fire. “Building in the wildland-urban interface is fraught with peril and not just because homes and lives could be lost. The chances of sparking a wildfire is greatest near roads and homes,” said Patrícia M. Alexandre, one of the study’s authors. “This is one big reason we worry about more building, because people aren’t just building in a fire-prone environment; they increase the fire probability in that region,” she said.read more
Despite current efforts to manage the latest bark beetle outbreak killing millions of trees throughout the state, experts say the beloved pines of the Sierra Nevada may be dominated more by oaks, cedars and other types of trees that are better adapted to survive a drier, warmer climate.read more
The Upper Mokelumne River Watershed got some financial help last week. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy last week approved a $500,000 grant that will support restoration of meadows and thinning of overgrown forests in the Pumpkin Hollow area not far from Cabbage Patch on Highway 4.read more
California is experiencing a major Tree mortality crisis and your support is needed. The Forest Service is looking for help with Hazardous Tree Removal under NAICS code 115310. You will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the SBA, the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Army Corps of Engineers and other federal entities. Get assistance with Federal Government Contracting Registration in SAM and have other questions answered! Please join us for this important day – your support is criticalread more